Last modified on 13 July 2016, at 14:10


Humiliation has many connotations; first and foremost it relates to shame felt by a person either as a result of another persons actions, or through self-hate. Humiliation is seen as a negative experience.

Psychologist Alice Miller wrote: "Since adolescence I have wondered why so many people take pleasure in humiliating others. Clearly the fact that some are sensitive to the suffering of others proves that the destructive urge to hurt is not a universal aspect of human nature. So why do some tend to solve their problems by violence while others don't?" [1]